Monday, April 20, 2009

Your Wonderful Creations – Day 2

Wow!  We’ve received so many more emails and pictures.  Enjoy these lovely treats :)

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Betty D. from Talladega, AL

This is a very small quilt called Fun in the Snow. I'm making it for my quilt guild challenge. After the judging I'll be sending it to Ami Simms for her Alzheimer's Auction ( www.alzquilts.org )

I'm using batting for the snow and regular cotton material for the rest. I still have to put the binding on and make some snow drifts and add some snow to the roof and trees.

Betty D.

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Sharon B. from Arkansas/Colorado

My name is Sharon Brown.  I live in Arkansas during the winter and in Colorado during the summer.  I saw this pattern by Kay Wood several months ago.  I make memory quilts and thought this would be something that I might offer to customers who don't have photos they want to save.  I used different fat quarter and some yardage I found at several different quilt stores.  I hope you like my LOVE LETTERS quilt.  It is not completed but I will have to go to the quilt store (goodie goodie) to get some backing. 

Thank you!

Sharon B.

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Glenna D. from Georgetown, TX

What a fun idea!   I am currently making a twin-size quilt for one of our sons.  It is a pattern called "Wyoming Valley Star" designed by Sally Schneider,  who has published a number of scrap quilt books.  I used a variety of yellow prints for the stars.  The blue background is from the Quilters Paradise line by Gail Kessler for Andover Fabrics.

The hardest part of making this quilt was finding enough yellow fabrics that were geometric patterns rather than florals, since it is  for an adult son.

As you can see in the photo, I have all the parts laid out and have started putting them together. 

Glenna

Glenna D.

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Jeanne from Taylorsville, UT

This week I just finished my first REAL quilt. (I've done some 9-patch and squares in a row in the past but nothing like this.)

This quilt is called Pinwheel baby quilt and I found the pattern on the Moda website.

Most of the material I used I already had in my stash so it wasn't expensive to make. The border is an ecru colored muslin. The backing is a teddy bear mural that I used on a previous quilt.

I "stitched in the ditch" for the quilted touch. (I am not brave enough to do the random stippling yet.)

This quilt was made for a brand new mom who did not know which sex her baby would be until she delivered. I put enough blues and pinks in the mix so it would work for either.

Jeanne

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Julie C. from Cypress, TX

OMG what am I working on!!!.....well I have about 7 quilts underway at different levels …one I am trimming (Block of the month 2 years ago!!) to make the blocks all the same size because I am the worlds worst at having them sewn NOT to be the same size!!!  LOL  So as long as the quilt looks good that is perfect for me!!!  To me it’s the colors and the fabric itself that make it pretty ….. So judging is out for mine!!  I would come in last for sure!!

The 4 ( Houston International Show ShopHop 2006 picture attached – one of them ) that are pinned I am working on the quilting patterns that I want to use…weather I can do them with that dang BSR is another story !!  LOL  So if anyone has advice on that device I would greatly appreciate it!  Hahaha  It looks so easy so I got the machine….fair warning they lied it isn’t easy!!

Then the quilt that I am hand quilting which will take forever to finish because I keep starting a new or buying another set of fabric to dream up another top design to do!!  Sooo many fabrics!!

But the embroidery quilt ( other picture attached ) is my favorite and beautiful bright batiks and wonderful flower art designs…that is the quilt to be the last to quilt, I am going to practice on the other 6 before I start. I got the pattern from the Houston Quilt Show last year from The Sewing Studio to do the embroidery with my Bernina 440QE.  A lot of fun doing I loved it and now I am fixing to start templates for another one with the Tulip Time pattern with Moda “At The Lakeside” fabrics.

And now the last but not least I am learning 2 things at once on this bernina machine appliqué with metallic thread….that was a task to get down to make it finally be easy and fast but I was determined to figure it out and I did!!  Christmas quilt blocks of photos Snowman is the one doing tonight.

Bye Ya’ll from the Southern state!!!

Jules

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12 comments:

lisa said...

Lani

All the quilts are gorgeous!

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

Beautiful quilts! How can I get in touch with Jeanne from Utah?

gail said...

Hi Lani,, what an amazing talent these women have. Quilters have such big hearts and work to make others lives better. Thanks for sharing. (()) gail

Marie said...

All the quilts are so beautiful. it would be impossible to pick a favorite. They are all every talented.

Suzanne said...

So much talent. Beautiful!

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Those quilts are all gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
Pink Hugs
Stephanie

Carolee Crafts said...

I love quilts and these are beautiful

Shabby Shan said...

Lani,
What beautiful quilts! Thank you for sharing.

Shannon
www.shabbyshanscottage.com

Craft Diva said...

amazing talent and patience these ladies have! i am so impressed.

carolyn
www.theoddsparrow.com

Carrie Gonzalez said...

Lani,

Those are all such beautiful quilts! Such talented people!
Carrie

Tedi said...

Wow, Did I enjoy this, Tedi
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